SURF GUEST HOUSE, SURF CAMP, SURF SCHOOL & SURF GUIDE

Our Surf Camp, Guest House and Surf School are based in Sagres, a picturesque coastal town located on the most Westerly point of the Algarve. Sagres has not been overdeveloped and still retains some of it’s original charm/character which can be seen in historic sites of interest such as the Fortaleza (fort) de Sagres. The town itself has a good range of local amenitites and also benefits from having 3 beaches, a fishing port and a bustling square lined with a variety of lively bars and restaurants. A short drive out of town if the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina which is a protected area of natural beauty and well worth a visit.

The Western Algarve benefits from having two surfable coastlines to explore. The west coast (Vicentina) and the south coast offer a variety of point, reef and beach breaks that will suit all levels of surfers from absolute beginners to experienced surfers. We hate to use surfing clichés but this region is now being hailed as the European California by travelling surfers due to its warm weather and huge variety of surf spots. Spring, Summer and Autumn are ideal times to visit for the warm climate and consistent surf. Winter is a good time to visit for bigger uncrowded waves.

We have an surf team onsite to look after you and at night you can chill on the terrace, soothe your aching muscles/limbs in the hot tub/jacuzzi or head into Sagres to sample the legendry apres surf nightlife!

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Surf Camp Overview: Surf Accommodation | Surf School

THE SAGRES SURFing Holiday Includes:

7 Nights Accommodation in Comfortable Surf Guest House
• Private garden, terrace, BBQ area and Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
• Shared or Private Bedrooms
• Chillout Lounge and Fully Equipped Kitchen
• Bed & Breakfast Basis + Picnic Lunch on Surf Days
Beginners/Intermediates: 5 Day Surf Course (Approx 4h per day)
Experienced Surfers***: 5 Day Guided Surfari (Approx 4h per day)
• All Equipment: Softdecks, Epoxy & Custom boards, Wetsuit, Leash etc
• FPS Qualified Surf Instructors
• Low instructor to student ratio
• Transport to best surf spots in region
• TV, DVD, Jacuzzi/Hot Tub, Terrace/BBQ area
• Free WIFI
• Organised evenings out
• Discounts local surf shop

In addition to the Surfing Holiday described above we also have the flexibility in this location to tailor a package to suit your individual needs. Please contact the ZOCO Team for a personalised quote.

Prices from 400€

KEY POINTS

Location: Sagres, Western Algarve, Portugal
Airport: Faro International Airport
Transfer Time from Airport: 1 hour
Arrival day: Preferred arrival days Sundays or Saturday in high season
Join a Surf Camp: All year (Closed in January & February)
Airport Transfers: Yes, see prices below

 

PRICES & SEASONS

LOW SEASON: MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, SEP & OCT
HIGH SEASON: JULY, AUGUST

CLOSED NOV, DEC, JAN & FEB

DURATION
ROOM TYPE
LOW
HIGH
SURF CAMP WITH SURF LESSONS ***
1 WEEK SHARED ROOM
400 €
495 €
2 WEEKS SHARED ROOM
745 €
935 €
1 WEEK PRIVATE SINGLE ROOM
500 €
595 €
2 WEEKS PRIVATE SINGLE ROOM
945 €
1135 €
1 WEEK PRIVATE DOUBLE ROOM
470 €
565 €
2 WEEKS PRIVATE DOUBLE ROOM
885 €
1075 €
*** OR GUIDED SURFARI
SURF CAMP EXTRAS
Airport transfers (Faro)
85 € Each Way for 1-3px

Please note: all prices are per person and places are subject to availability at time of booking. We accept payment in Euros (€ EUR). Flights are not included in price, check out our Getting There guide for low cost flights to Faro International Airport.

*** Please note that Surfboard, Wetsuit, Insurance and Picnic Lunch is not included in the guided surfari package. Surfboards and wetsuits can be rented and paid for locally. Please ask Zoco team for details.

accommodation

The Surf Guest House is a traditional Portuguese house located on the edge of the town witin easy walking distance to local amenities, the main beaches and nightlife. The house has a great vibe and atmosphere and the onsite team will help make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

OVERVIEW: The house comprises of a fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining area, communal living area, variety of shared/private bedrooms and a good distibution of bathrooms/WC. Outside there is a private terrace with BBQ area and Hot tub/Jacquzzi.

BEDROOMS: The house can cater for the needs of single travellers, couples or a group of friends. Options are as follows:

23 bedrooms in total including one ensuite bedroom
Shared quad room
Shared triple room
• Private twin room
• Private double room

Private single room
6 bathrooms

All rooms now have private ensuite bathrooms.

The shared bedrooms are allocated on a single sex basis. i.e. men and women never have to share a bedroom.

FACILITIES/SERVICES: TV, DVD player, Free WIFI.
Rooms are cleaned prior to arrival, bed linen and bath towels are provided and changed mid week and there’s also an on-site manager.

BREAKFAST: A complimentary continental breakfast is provided to all guests on a daily basis. A fully equipped kitchen is available for guests to prepare light snacks, tea, coffee etc. *** The onsite manager also organises regular BBQs which can be paid for locally.

Surf School & Surf Lessons

The Sagres Surf School was setup in 2003 by local surfing family (Sara, Luis and Celso) and since then they have added the surf camp and together they have earned a reputation as being one of the best schools and camps in the Sagres area. What makes this setup special is that it’s a family business and they like to keep things small and manageable so clients get the attention they need both at the surf school and at the surf camp.

The surf school is accredited by the Local Algarve Surfing Association and the Surf Instructors are all qualified via the Potuguese Surfing Federation (FPS). They all have the necessary skills and patience to help you progress in a safe but fun enviroment at your own pace. The coaching is specifically aimed at those who have never surfed before or those who have already taken some some lessons but feel they need to improve further. Surfing is progressive and there is always something new to be experienced and learnt!

For safety reasons and to ensure you get the attention you need on dry land and in the water, the Surf Lessons have a low student to instructor ratio. All students are placed with an instructor who specialize in teaching at a particular level.

TYPICAL SURF LESSON PLAN

  • Warm-up, Stretching and Specific body excercises
  • Beach safety and Basic safety rules in the water
  • Equipment choice according to your level: wetsuits, boards, accessories
  • Prone position, Pop-up, Stance
  • Paddling technique
  • Take off technique
  • Duck dive and other technique, to get out back through the whitewater
  • Peaks, line-up and rip/currents dynamics
  • Surf Etiquette and Priority rules
  • Angled take offs, Riding (rights and lefts) Forehand and Backhand
  • First turns, tricks and maneaouvres
  • Surfboard shaping
  • Weather and Surf forecasting

All the equipment used by the Surf School is specifically designed for beginners and intermediates with safety being the key factor. Beginners will use softdeck boards specifically designed for both stability and safety. Intermediates will use Epoxy boards which provide a good blend of stability, manouverability and performance. The instructors will select a board suitable for your size, weight and ability.